Bridgerton Season 3 is not coming to Netflix in May 2023

Bridgerton Season 3 is not coming to Netflix in May 2023
Credit: Netflix

Is Lady Whistledown planning to return sooner than you were anticipating? Continue reading to find out more about
Bridgerton Season 3.

Want to know when the next chapter of this beloved American historical fiction-romance series is going to premiere on Netflix? If you are wondering the same thing, then you have reached the right place, as we can totally understand your excitement to see how the story will unfold after the events of the second season, which have sparked many questions in the fandom. 

Sadly, viewers who want to binge-watch the next season will have to wait a while, as the third season will not be coming to Netflix anytime soon. So, if you want to get clarity about what happens next in the beloved series, then look no further! To help you prepare before diving into the show, we’ve compiled all of the relevant information right here for you!  

Continue reading to learn more about the potential release date of Netflix’s Bridgerton Season 3.

Bridgerton Season 3 is not coming to Netflix in May 2023

Bridgerton Season 3: When will the new season premiere on Netflix?

As of writing this, we regret to inform you that the eagerly awaited third season of “Bridgerton,” will not be available on Netflix in May 2023, making the fandom wait for longer than they anticipated as it has already been over a year since the second season made its debut on the streaming platform. 

If you have been keeping up with the timeline of the series, then you’ll know that the production for the third season which began principal photography in July 2022 has wrapped up filming in March 2023. Hence, if we consider this schedule, then it might take a few more months to finish post-production, which involves editing and other tasks to make these upcoming episodes perfect.

We won’t be surprised if Bridgerton Season 3 is aiming for a late 2023 or early 2024 release window on Netflix! 

Of course, this is just speculation, and the fans should wait and keep a closer eye on the social media handles to know about all the latest details and updates about Bridgerton Season 3. Moreover, the fans have already been treated to the new original Bridgerton series this year, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, which has been a massive success worldwide. On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 94% of 62 critics’ reviews are positive, with an average rating of 7.8/10.

The website’s consensus reads: “A resplendent romance between two of the most interesting characters in the Bridgerton saga, Queen Charlotte is a spin-off that arguably perfects the primary series’ formula.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, has assigned a score of 76 out of 100 based on 28 critics, indicating “favorable reviews.” So, it makes complete sense that the show’s makers might be taking a brief break to build up the excitement for the third season! 

In conclusion, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next because, as it is absolutely clear that Bridgerton Season 3 is no way near to premiering new episodes in the month of May 2023.

Bridgerton Season 3: What to expect in the new season?

This time around the book series order has been shifted and the focus of Season 3 revolves around Penelope and Colin’s relationship, which is the subject of “Romancing Mister Bridgerton,” which is the fourth book in Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series. The love story between Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington in the fourth of Julia Quinn’s bestselling Regency novels, which features the charming, powerful Bridgerton family, has been confirmed to have served as a major source of inspiration for season three, with some minor tweaks of fit the plot which is consistent with the prior two seasons. 

The main official synopsis from the first lines of the pilot episode titled, “Out of the Shadows,” states, “Dearest gentle reader, we’ve been apart for far too long. At last, London’s smart set has made its return, and so too has this author. As the season begins the question on everyone’s minds is, of course, which newly-minted debutante will shine the brightest? The crop this year appears to be rather dazzling indeed, unfortunately, not every young lady can attract the light.” This is narrated by Nicola Coughlan, the actress who plays Penelope in the series. 

The Bridgerton Cast Portrait Challenge | Netflix

Bridgerton Season 3: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the show based on? 

The show is based on the series of eight Regency romance novels written by Julia Quinn which revolves around an eponymous fictional family and is set in the competitive world of Regency-era London’s ton during the social season when marriageable youth of nobility and gentry are launched into society. The complete book series includes: 

  • The Duke and I (2000, Daphne’s Story)
  • The Viscount Who Loved Me (2000, Anthony’s Story)
  • An Offer from a Gentleman (2001, Benedict’s Story)
  • Romancing Mister Bridgerton (2002, Colin’s Story)
  • To Sir Phillip, With Love (2003, Eloise’s Story)
  • When He Was Wicked (2004, Francesca’s Story)
  • It’s In His Kiss (2005, Hyacinth’s Story)
  • On the Way to the Wedding (2006, Gregory’s Story)

Who is the new showrunner? 

Jess Brownell has taken over showrunner duties from Chris Van Dusen for Seasons 3 and 4 of the Regency-era drama. Yes, the series has been renewed for a fourth season which was confirmed back in April 2021. 

Who will take over the role of Francesca

According to recent reports, Hannah Dodd will take over the role of Francesca from Ruby Stokes, who has moved on to star in Netflix’s Lockwood & Co., which premiered on January 20, 2023.

Is Daphne returning in the third season? 

Sadly, back in January 2023, Phoebe Dynevor, confirmed she would not be returning but could reprise her role ‘potentially in the future.’

Who are the confirmed cast members? 

The main cast from the second season is expected to reprise their roles which includes Jonathan Bailey, Adjoa Andoh, Jessica Madsen, Harriet Cains, Polly Walker, Emma Naomi, Luke Thompson, Hugh Sachs, Bessie Carter, Ruth Gemmell, Golda Rosheuvel, Claudia Jessie, and Martins Imhangbe to be returning. Simone Ashley also confirmed that her character Kate will be returning to the show as she is now the Lady of House. 

The other recurring members are as follows Daniel Francis as Marcus Anderson, Sam Phillips as Lord Debling, James Phoon as Harry Dankworth, and Hannah New as Lady Tilley Arnold. Hannah New will play Lady Tilley Arnold, a firebrand widow. Widowed at an early age, she enjoys the privileges and power that come with being at the helm of her former husband’s estate, living life on her own terms with financial independence and sexual freedom. 

Is there any teaser or trailer? 

Unfortunately, the network has not released any official trailers for the upcoming season, and the release date hasn’t even been confirmed yet. So, it is way too early to begin such promotions, which usually start a month or two prior to the official release. In the meantime, we recommend the viewers catch up with the prior seasons, which are available exclusively on Netflix, in order to understand the events that have transpired and evolved around the next season. 

Bridgerton | Season 3 Now in Production | Netflix

Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for more Bridgerton Season 3 updates on Web News Observer.